People on the move : Revisiting events and narratives of the European refugee crisis (1930s-1950s)

Chapter in: 'The new yearbook of the International Tracing Service (ITS)'. This book focuses on the spatial dimension of the Holocaust and other mass crimes committed by the Nazis.
A new aspect here is the evaluation of the databases in the ITS digital archive to visualize historical events or structures using digital means of depiction. An example is the case study by Henning Borggräfe, acting head of the Department of Research and Education at ITS and the editor of the current yearbook. Taking victims of the operation “Work-shy Reich” as his point of departure, he examined not the concentration camps but the victims’ individual paths, thus depicting persecution as a dynamic history unlimited by geographical boundaries. The “People on the Move” project, which aims to shed light on migration and mobility patterns during and after the National Socialist era, will work with mass data from the ITS digital archive. In their contribution, Sebastian Bondzio, Christoph Rass and Ismee Tames sketch the findings that can be expected from such a project.

Sebastian Bondzio, Christoph Rass en Ismee Tames | 2016
In: Jaarboek van de International Tracing Service (ITS): Freilegungen: Wege, Orte und Räume der NS-Verfolgung, Volume No. 5 (“Uncovered – Paths, Places and Spaces of Nazi Persecution”) Editor: Hen